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these rumors on the street. >>steve: and repeating them on that detroit radio station. bill o'reilly booked her last night. it was fiery. watch. >> chicago police, as you well know, are not gunning down black children. you know that; right? >> well, certainly they are not, bill. but based upon the history of african-americans in this country and based upon the fact that 70% of the murders in chicago are unsolved, 70% are unsolved, people are wondering what the heck is going on. certainly monique davis, who is a good friend to the police, who supports the police, i believe they're our first responder and i respect that, but i have the right as a legislator to repeat what my community says to me. >> not if it's irresponsible you don't. i hear a lot of *eurp -- irresponsible stuff. >> i don't think it is irresponsible. >> for chicago police to be accused of gunning down children? you don't think it'sish responsible. >> i don't think they said that. i said there was some suspicion -- >> that's irresponsible without any evidence. >>steve: we all hear crazy stuff. when you're in a position of power a
are incorrect. next up, true or false, the city of detroit is holding an important election tomorrow for the top leadership of that great american city. is that true or is that false? that is false. the city of detroit is holding an election tomorrow but it is pointless because there is no democracy in detroit anymore. the guy on the left of your screen here is dave bing who is the mayor of detroit elected by the people in 2009. he's not running again for the position and i think i know why. the guy on the right is kevin ohr, detroit's emergency manager, he was never elected to his position, he was put in place by michigan's governor. he makes 75% more than the governor makes. whatever he wants, detroit does because he is the emergency manager not the elected leader and emergency managers get to run that city now, not the people who get elected. so tomorrow we'll go through the motions, more than a than a doz will be running in a primary to become detroit's next powerless figurehead mayor who can't do anything. the top two finishers regardless of party will move on to the general election in nov
is controversial. it won't stop detroit. the policy let's officers stop and search people if they have a reasonable suspicion of either committing a crime or the suspect is about to commit a crime. >> critics say it unfairly targets minorities. detroit police department says it is not racial profiling just officers doing good constitutional police work. new york city is appealing the judge's ruling. >> bad news for job seekers. unemployment rate rose in most states last month. we have a live report on that and all of your other top business story res. >> unemployment is up in washington, d.c. showing job growth is weak despite a drop in national jobless claim rates last week at a 6 year low. they saw the biggest he increase by 3 tenths of one percent. only mississippi had a decline from 9 percent down to 8.5 percent. unemployment fell in 8 states and was unchanged in 14 states. in seattle considering raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour. the state has the heist minimum rate at $9.19 an hour. the mayoral candidates say they will consider this. it may make it more difficult for major rekalers to
to blow up northwest flight over detroit on christmas day 2009. that didn't work. tried to blow up cargo planes going into the united states. that didn't work. they tried to put a bomb on another american plane. so far they haven't been able to do anything with them. >> peter, thanks so much. good to see you. >> thank you. >>> we're hearing now new news in this sports world that third baseman a-rod is about to be suspended. but he'll also be in the lineup for tomorrow night when the yankees play the white sox. how does that work? we'll explain. >>> hi, i'm katherine mcphee. through a personal connection to west africa, i had an opportunity to build a preschool. the school master, wonderful woman there, she'd come down with malaria. i had gotten together saying i'd love to see what we can do for her and for all of the people that she works so hard to help. every minute a child dies from malaria. it's something that doesn't need to happen, it's curable, preventable. nothing we would have in the united states but really is devastating to their lives and so much to be done that you can feel
's here from detroit and to the kirby couch. >> good morning. i'm about maybe two hours on the other side of michigan. people think when you're in michigan all they know is detroit. kalamazoo battle creek. no, you're from detroit. like new york. people don't know about upstate new york and those places. >> glad you straightened this out. >> in my hometown, i didn't say it, man. >> we don't want the back you up. what was the time off like? >> i did movies and tv they thought i quit doing comedy. i worked every weekend since '83. >> that's right. tomorrow, you're working one night only. >> one night only in the movie theaters. my latest special from detroit is "make me want to holler." the world is so crazy, all you can do is scream and laugh because you can't get too crazy about this stuff because you lose your mind. >> detroit is back in the news and decided their best bet is to go bankrupt. said this is our best move. what does it feel like to have that happen? do you think it's a good move? >> my hometown also got taken over by the government. people have to separate. people of detroit
unfortunately. >>> a new showdown over detroit's request for bankruptcy protection. unions and retirees are challenging the math suggesting that the city's financial position is not as bad as claimed. detroit's emergency manager saying that the city has at least $18 billion in liabilities and doesn't have enough revenue to pay them off. retirees and unions fear they could lose their pensions or have to pay more for health care. if the bankruptcy goes through, the hearing is set for october. martha: well there are almost 50 unions in the city of detroit and detroit is said to have long-term liabilities and debt of at least $18 billion. that includes $3.5 billion of unfunded pensions in the city as well as $5.7 billion in unfunded health benefits. the rest is owed to bondholders and other unsecured creditors. detroit's population is plummeting. since 2000, the city has lost more than 55 residents every single day. all of that adds up to a huge amount of problem in bankruptcy that detroit is seeing and a lesson for many other american cities as well. we're just getting started. we have a b
[ bleep ] story. >>> detroit police calling it an unprecedented case. a woman found dead, burned in a detroit apartment days after two other women were also found attacked. both left for dead in a nearby vacant field. one of them with burn marks on her body. cnn's rosa flores joins me with more on this one. and rosa, what are police saying? are they connecting these women at all? >> reporter: you know, that's the big question. i just got off the phone with detroit police, and the public information officer there tells me that they are investigating these three cases separately. right now they don't believe that these cases are related. but here is what we know. the latest body was discovered after detroit firefighters put out an apartment fire saturday. the woman has not been identified, but investigators do say that she is in her 20s. now, the medical examiner has not determined the cause of death at this point in time. here's what's very interesting. a week earlier to the day on jewel 27th, a 30-year-old woman was found physically assaulted in a vacant field. her continue is un
york city like detroit. we're not detroit. but with actions like this and with actions like the city council where they just recently passed a law that says individuals can actually sue policemen individually, not corporately, it's really unfortunate. >> gretchen: it's interesting to see when you have the police commissioner, ray kelly and the mayor agreeing so strongly on this particular issue, 'cause they don't agree on everything, to see them come out and be so upset about this must say something about the way in which they've been conducting business for the last decade. i just want you to look at the stats. here is new york city crime stats. 2012-2013, murder down 27.5%. murder down, shooting incidents down, 28.6%. so joe, how do you expect that to change when officers can no longer stop and frisk? >> well, officers can still stop and frisk, but they're going to be handcuffed in how they do it. the judge basically thinks and without any credible evidence that police officers are stopping people for -- without having any suspicious activity, when in fact, that's been not proven.
who came to detroit in 2009. this is more -- is more general. i think if anything's changed it's that in the aftermath of the attack on our facility in benghazi and the deaths there of four americans and the continuing ha la ba lu from congress about embassy safety, people just want to err on the side of taking extra precautions. they don't have the same kind of specificity here they've had in other threats. what they have is significant personalities being involved in the threat stream and i think that's why they take it seriously. >> we are living in a post-benghazi world and benghazi drives so much of this. >> exactly. so richard haas, talk a little bit about -- what's the president's for closing -- precedence for closing 22 embassies and this al qaeda resurgence. >> let me start with the latter. people are focusing on the u.s. reaction which i think is appropriate. the bigger story this is the new normal. this is now a middle east where you no longer have countries that are essentially controlled by their governments. it's been the case in pakistan for some time, which is w
his weight set and just lifts weights. >> do it alone. >> get out of our way. >> detroit free press, one of the largest -- >> did you see that. >> publicly owned muse seems may be the next victim of detroit's bankruptcy filing. christies will appraise the value of all city-owned items at the detroit institute of art. this is sad. >> it is. >> featuring works from van gogh and deyeahgo rivera. the request came from creditors owed $18 billion. >> the city manager said of detroit, the city manager said they're lazy, stupid -- >> there's a lot of people now accusing everybody and trying to get in the way of the bankruptcy filing. >> the "usa today," last year, 1.35 million kids went to the e for sports-related injuries. a survey says that equates to a hospital visit every 25 seconds. the report estimates those injuries caused more than $900 million last year. >> from our parade of papers "seattle times" prolonged use of high blood pressure medication may lead to an increase risk for breast cancer for older women. in a survey of 2700 women, the rate of breast cancer doubled among those w
the detroit tigers, and others saying here's what we should add to baseball's arsenal -- the right at the team's discretion to void a long-term contract if a player is found, and after he gets due process and goes through appeals, so it's a fair process, if the player is found to have used peds, the team has the right to void the long-term contract. in the case of ryan braun, for example, he loses $3 million. that's a lot of money. but there's still about $100 million left on the contract. if you put in that clause, that you could void a deal, that's a tremendous disincentive. >> bob costas of nbc sports, thank you so much. what an important time with the suspension of alex rodriguez coming down to tomorrow according to your reporting from nbc sports. bob, thank you as always. >> andrea mitchell, you're such a big sports fan. my own son said to me if one of his players he really likes a lot is caught up in this, he's going to throw away his jersey. this really matters in terms of the future of the game. >> baseball is america. baseball to me is essential sport. and the fact that it has been so
saying bin laden is dead and detroit is alive. but the fact is you have had to walk that back because there is a threat. apparently serious enough to close all of these embassies. and more broadly, i think you are seeing the collapse of a lot of the progressive doctrine that has gone into obama's foreign policy this notion that beginning even before obama took office in berlin that you could go and apologize for america. blow kisses at europe, then, you know, outstretch your hand to iran and now you go to cairo, apologize for america. apologize for a cia operation that took place nearly a decade before obama was gone. and end wars. and that that would somehow make these threats go away. it just hadn't happened. obama still can't name the threat we face. saying it's just extremism. i know someone who calls himself extreme yoga instructor. put her in guantanamo and make the enemy safer. the enemy in this regard is islamism. we are doing just about nothing to fight that. >> laura: christian, i will take issue with something you said though because while you are right, i think on the lang
that was foiled. what do new york city and detroit have in common? bankruptcy.
it in ohio, detroit, pennsylvania. >> they're doing it in texas. >> it would create jobs. so many opportunities for all americans. there is your answer. >> i want to add one point. i lived in atlanta. the day i arrived in atlanta, my first day on the air i got a call from maynar, d jackson. i got to know andrew young, josea williams. martin luther king's driver. i got to know these guys. what they did many the face of such hostility is an amazing profile in courage. what they did made this country better. >> absolutely. >> the president gave a good speech today, bob. one of the best speeches i have heard him give. >> talk about entitlements. unfortunately president obama has only expanded entitlements to make whites, blacks, hispanics more dependent. it's not helping anybody. you and i know more could be done in washington, d.c. it's cultural. when you have a president who is -- i know you don't like him. i don't like what he does. h's a good father, appearingly a good husband. there are no sex scandals. he's there for his kids. his pants are pulled up. he speaks gramattic -- corr
for me. the last time i was on the field, it wasn't pretty. it was against detroit in the playoffs and against baltimore. and i was horrific. so i have an opportunity now to come in and hit in the middle of the lineup, hopefully get some big hits and help this team enter the playoffs. >> referring to your comments friday night, he thought they were counterproductive and he thought alex probably isn't that happy with those comments. >> who? >> michael weiner was saying that perhaps you were not happy looking back with those comments, wondering how you feel about them a few days later. >> i said what i said. that's friday night. today is another day and i'm focused on what my job is responsibilities to the fan base of new york. i do want to thank all the fans and some of the media people and my dominican people and all the hispanics all over the world. i mean, the support i've gotten has been incredible. it's been the toughest fight of my life. this is probably just phase two, just starting. it's not going to get easier. it's probably going to get harder. but i am humbled and i'm tha
allegedly built the underwear bomb used to nearly blow up an airliner on christmas day at detroit metropolitan airport. >> all of our explosive detection equipment which screens over a million checked bags every day just in the u.s. wasn't calibrated to detect that. >> reporter: there are a few specific details about what kind of attack could be in the works. analysts believe somewhere in yemen is the most likely target and ominously warn it could be anywhere in the arc of mostly muslim countries. already the government plans to build 22 consulates and embassies beginning tomorrow. the state department is alerting u.s. citizens for what it calls the continued potential for terrorist attacks with public transportation and other infrastructures as the terror targets. >> obviously it's important that we ensure that everyone is safe overseas. >> other western countries are affected by this as well. britain has closed its embassy in yemen and is urging all of its citizens to leave the country. that travel alert, by the way, until the end of the month. anthony?
into detroit. they've attacked our embassy there before. there's a very active franchise of al qaeda operating there in yemen. it's one to be taken seriously. we've had successes against them. the yemenis have been wonderful partners in this fight, but at the same time we have to take these kind of steps to the ensure we keep the initiative and we're not reacting to the enemy after the fact. reacting ahead of time and setting the conditions can throw the enemy on their back foot. >> you know, i want to play a little bit of what representative peter king, he's the chairman of the house homeland security subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence. i interviewed him about an hour and a half or so ago, and listen to this little clip, general. then we'll discuss. >> i have been getting briefed fairly regularly over the last seven, eight years at least, and also pretty heavily before then, and this is the most specific i have seen. and, again, i don't think i'm giving anything away when you look at the reaction to have 21 embassies being closed shows how seriously our government is taking it,
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